River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 418 cfs
River Statistics:
»Big Thompson in Moraine Park
Current:   418 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   351 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   418 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   504 cfs
Gage Height:   6.14 ft

Runoff in the park is in full swing. The best bet for productive fishing with the drainages cranking snowmelt is often the still bodies of water, such as the high lakes that are continuing to thaw. June can be a fantastic time to fish these, as the fish (often beautiful Cutts) are waking up from the winter doldrums and looking to feed. The Moraine Park section of the Big T is very high and pushing hard, which presents an opportunity to throw a larger, flashy streamer, let it sink down deep near the cut banks, and strip it back to you looking for one of the big dogs. Other high altitude creeks in the park are fishing decently on dry dropper rigs and two-fly nymph rigs -- even with flows high, sometimes a meaty stimulator or hopper just looks too good to resist and will draw some explosive strikes. Guide trips have reported some of the best dropper action on pink squirmy worms, caddis larvae, rainbow warriors, soft hackle pheasant tails, and various leech patterns. Make sure your dropper has at least some weight on it to get it down in the water column. On warm, sunny days, black beetles and ants can be a golden ticket to some excellent dry fly action.

Report Updated On: 06/10/2017
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